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Geomatics De-mystified

Geomatic Engineering, sometimes called Geospatial Engineering can be defined as an engineering discipline that focuses on location-based information (i.e. spatial information). An object or feature's location can be used as a main factor to incorporate a wide range of data for storage, analysis and visualisation.

Geomaticians apply engineering principles to spatial information and implement relational data structures involving measurement and computational sciences.

Geomatic Engineers are involved in a wide range of information gathering activities and applications. We design develop and operate systems for collecting and analysing spatial informaton about the land, the oceans, natural resources and man-made features.

Disciplines in Geomatic Engineering include intergrated science and technology from both traditional and emerging fields. These include:

  • Surveying
  • Land Information Systems(LIS) / Land Management Systems / Cadastre
  • Global Navigation System(GPS) / Global Navigation Satellite System(GNSS)
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing / Image Processing
  • Cartography / Digital Mapping
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) / Geovisualisation / Spatial Analysis
  • Hydrography / Navigation
  • Location based Services
  • Geodesy / Geodynamics
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Applications Programming
  • Project Management